Lot 327
Two Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Vintage Circus Posters (1940s)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in colors, elements of offset lithography, to include a hippopotamus (1944), to also include a Bill Bailey design with a leaping tiger and lion (1945), both linen backed, unframed.

Sheet Size 18 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (the first), 21 1/8 x 27 3/4 in. (the second)

Vintage Circus Posters, Estate of B. Thomas M. Smith, Sr., Petersburg, Virginia . Smith established this extensive collection of circus and theater posters over the course of 40 years, between 1936 and the early 1970s. Portions of his collection are now held by the Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota, Florida and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, DC.

Images bright and in overall good condition.

Condition A-: some repaired tears, hinging remnants, and stains in margins. Both professionally restored and linen backed.